MoT Data for Romford

If you want to pass your MoT test, Romford is the place to do it. The Romford postcode area (RM) has a better MoT pass rate than any other in the country. All of the main items tested perform better than the national average - significantly so in most cases.

Every year of registration does well, with many performing 25 per cent or more better than the average for that year. In a couple of cases in the 1980s, it's as much as 50 per cent or more. Compare that to the worst place on the map - Dundee - and you'll see the differences. 

Lotus is the only manufacturer that prevents the RM from a clean sweep of above average results. It's an anomaly, but Lotus has an 103 per cent higher failure rate in Romford than it does elsewhere in the UK. But with just 180 tested over the course of a year (17 per month), that should be treated with caution.

Proving that this is a regional trend, nearby Ilford and Enfield have similarly impressive scores.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.8% 16.7% −11%
Suspension 6.5% 12.1% −47%
Tyres 5.2% 7.2% −27%
Driver's view of the road 5.0% 6.2% −20%
Brakes 4.6% 9.0% −49%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.0% 3.6% −45%
Steering 1.1% 2.3% −53%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.0% 1.6% −38%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 288 9.4% 11.6% −19%
2015 1,081 9.4% 13.2% −29%
2014 14,670 11.1% 14.3% −22%
2013 13,392 13.6% 16.9% −19%
2012 12,011 17.5% 20.9% −17%
2011 11,365 19.8% 24.6% −19%
2010 11,986 23.1% 29.2% −21%
2009 11,942 26.9% 32.8% −18%
2008 13,063 28.7% 37.0% −22%
2007 14,414 30.8% 39.6% −22%
2006 13,229 32.2% 42.2% −24%
2005 12,359 34.0% 45.0% −24%
2004 11,771 36.3% 47.4% −23%
2003 9,880 37.1% 48.6% −24%
2002 7,806 36.4% 49.6% −27%
2001 5,383 36.9% 49.6% −26%
2000 3,394 37.8% 49.2% −23%
1999 2,299 35.5% 48.8% −27%
1998 1,418 35.4% 46.8% −24%
1997 956 31.8% 45.5% −30%
1996 588 37.2% 44.2% −16%
1995 402 34.1% 42.3% −19%
1994 293 25.9% 41.0% −37%
1993 246 25.2% 40.5% −38%
1992 197 23.4% 39.1% −40%
1991 180 32.2% 38.9% −17%
1990 174 24.1% 37.1% −35%
1989 178 24.2% 35.2% −31%
1988 104 18.3% 35.0% −48%
1987 74 27.0% 34.4% −21%
1986 62 14.5% 34.0% −57%
1985 73 16.4% 33.9% −52%
1971 162 11.1% 24.9% −55%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 125 11.2% 13.2% −15%
MINI 865 11.9% 29.3% −59%
Porsche 506 13.4% 19.3% −30%
Subaru 223 15.7% 32.8% −52%
Audi 7,334 20.2% 25.5% −21%
Land Rover 3,614 21.3% 31.0% −31%
smart 298 21.5% 30.4% −29%
Suzuki 1,604 21.5% 32.4% −34%
Lotus 101 21.8% 20.4% +7%
BMW 10,946 22.1% 26.9% −18%
Kia 3,104 22.2% 30.7% −28%
Dacia 209 23.0% 20.3% +13%
Jaguar 2,111 23.2% 31.3% −26%
LTI 867 23.5% 37.1% −37%
Jeep 290 24.1% 36.0% −33%
Daihatsu 149 24.2% 36.1% −33%
Lexus 915 24.3% 23.4% +4%
Mercedes-Benz 8,847 24.9% 30.4% −18%
Hyundai 2,566 25.1% 29.4% −15%
MG 356 25.3% 41.7% −39%
Mazda 3,095 26.2% 32.2% −19%
FIAT 4,327 26.3% 36.8% −29%
Chrysler 672 26.5% 41.8% −37%
Toyota 9,358 26.7% 30.1% −11%
Nissan 10,843 26.7% 33.3% −20%
Ford 53,375 26.9% 35.2% −23%
Volkswagen 12,849 27.3% 33.1% −18%
Honda 6,016 27.3% 31.1% −12%
SEAT 877 27.9% 32.6% −14%
Alfa Romeo 487 28.7% 36.8% −22%
Mitsubishi 1,250 28.8% 36.4% −21%
Skoda 1,362 30.5% 28.3% +8%
Chevrolet 702 30.5% 40.5% −25%
SAAB 649 30.7% 40.6% −25%
Vauxhall 22,707 31.1% 39.0% −20%
Volvo 1,472 32.9% 35.1% −6%
Peugeot 8,278 33.0% 40.4% −18%
Citroen 5,901 33.8% 40.6% −17%
Rover 454 33.9% 47.0% −28%
Renault 7,665 35.3% 47.4% −26%
Dodge 173 41.0% 42.4% −3%
Daewoo 120 44.2% 55.6% −21%

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